From all aspects of college life, here's a roundup of some of the best blogs and websites for college students.
Social Networking and Blogging
- Facebook - Many believe a facebook account is a must-have for college students as a way to connect with current and former classmates.
- Tumblr - A popular platform for those who wish to start blogging.
- Twitter - A quick way to get out messages and random thoughts to others online.
- RateMyProfessors.com - Rate your previous professors and check out prospective ones based on what former students thought of them.
- Study Blue - The perfect tool for studying and preparing for exams.
- Evernote - Great note taking tool perfect for college.
- Box.net - Online file storage makes it useful in accessing your files on any computer or device with an internet connection.
- Delicious - Social Bookmarking: An easy way to bookmark your favorite sites online. In college you'll be using more than one computer, so this tool enables you to keep all your bookmarks in one place.
- Flickr - Upload your photos for online use.
- FAFSA - The go to government website for obtaining college grants and loans.
- Fastweb - A great place to search and apply for college scholarships.
- FinAid.org - This website has everything you need to know about financial aid.
- Chegg - The go to website for renting textbooks.
- CourseSmart - The largest online retailer of e-textbooks.
- CafeScribe - One of many places to download textbooks in digital form, making it a lot cheaper than traditional textbooks.
- BigWords.com - One of the better online price comparison websites for finding textbooks of all kinds.
- Other websites to buy and sell textbooks.
Buying and Selling
- eBay - This online auction site provides an easy way to sell your stuff and find good deals on things you may need.
- Amazon - The world's biggest online retailer and one of the best places to buy your textbooks.
- Craigslist - A popular and free local classifieds service.
College News, Tips, and Advice
- CampusGrotto - A college blog covering top college news stories.
- HackCollege - A life hacking site dedicated to college students.
- IvyGate Blog - An edgy blog providing Ivy League news and gossip.
- USA Today College - Nationwide college news source.
- Wikipedia - A good tool for looking up information fast, this free online encyclopedia provides a useful starting place for your research projects. (Just don't cite Wikipedia in your papers.)
- Yahoo Answers - Find and share information by asking and answering questions. Can be helpful if you are stuck on a homework problem.
- Dorm Room Biz - Provides tips and ideas on how to make money and start a business in college.
Design and Fashion
- College Fashion - Gives tips and trends on fashion for college students.
- Dorm Delicious - Ideas and suggestions on dorm decor.
- CollegeHumor.com - One of the most visited websites by College Students. Site includes videos, cute college coeds, funny stories and pics.
- ESPN - One of the most visited websites by college students, useful for following up on your favorite college sports team.